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Why I Chose Clear Braces

Making the decision to get braces as an adult was not an easy one, but I am so glad I did. There were a number of things to consider before determining which type of braces would work best for me. Ultimately, I decided to go with clear braces and below I breakdown the main factors why.  
1.Cost.When comparing traditional (metal) braces, clear braces, Incognito (lingual) braces and Invisalign, I found that traditional and clear braces were the least pricey. Incognito braces are the most recent addition to the array of orthodontic treatments. The actual brackets are custom made for each tooth and the results are said to be the most precise because the orthodontist has more control over your tooth movement. It may be difficult to find certified orthodontists able to provide this type of treatment. My orthodontist told me that he had to be trained in Germany! If you are somewhat frugal like I am, I'd definitely consider traditional or clear braces.  
2.Effectiveness.Let's face it, n…

Live differently

Blue skies and green fields Dark nights and bright lights Long road ahead but short time span Make your life worthwhile.

Breathe in the adventures of the world See beyond the natural Feel both the outer parts and the inner Live and win everyday.

Listen to what you cannot hear Speak the words that you cannot say Touch what is out of reach Go where you have never been.

Learn the things that have been forgotten Find the treasures that have been hidden Read more than books Tell more than stories.

Play the game of life Aim away from the target Build with paper instead of bricks Give more than you take

Live in a different way


Are you prepared for an emergency?

Some call it Murphy, others bad luck and many of us just call it life. We all have experienced or willexperience, an unplanned situation. Maybe it's a job loss, an unexpected addition to the family, or even an unfortunate accident.
So many things can pop up into our lives and throw us off balance. An emergency fund is something that can really help with occasional mishaps. Dave Ramsey, a very well-known financial adviser and best-selling author, proposes 7 baby steps to help us gain financial independence. It’s no surprise to me, that first step recommended is to save $1,000 in an emergency fund. Among Dave's baby steps include getting out of debt, saving and investing for retirement. Below I've listed the baby steps outlined by Dave. 
Baby Step 1Build a $1,000 Emergency Fund This is the starting point! Dave makes the case that this sets the stage for everything beyond this step. He even goes on to say that things will be way more challenging, to implement the plan withou…

Blind and Foolish

I tried to be as nice to you as I could I loved you like no other I wanted to make you happy But all I did was lose apart of myself
I gave up myself for you I did whatever you wanted of me My only goal was to please you Now I just wish to forget you
I try each day to put you out my mind But it makes me think of you more I suppose I loved you too much I gave up too much to have you
I trusted you blindly and foolishly Not listening to the distrust I felt inside I would never believe you were not good for me Although many people tried to tell me
Stupidly I trusted you over my best of friends  I wanted too badly for you to love I didn’t care about anyone but you Until I realized that the love I had was unreturned
You never knew how much I cared How much I gave of myself You never understood my feelings Or what I gave up to have you


Keeping all of your feelings inside...  Why is it so hard to end a love  But so easy to start one  So hard to tell a person your feelings  But even harder to keep them inside 

When do you know when to love  And when to stop loving  When to end a love  And how to start a new one....

5 Resume Writing Tips from a Corporate Recruiter

I am often asked to edit a friend or family members’ resume, so I wanted to provide some advice to job seekers out there on how to write an effective resume.  A resume is typically your first opportunity to present yourself professionally. Often times the resume alone will determine whether a candidate is selected for an in-office interview. This is especially true for entry level roles or any role that generally has a high volume of applicants.  
I have listed 5 tips to help you develop a resume that will help you get the job you are applying to.

1.Organization and Content. A good resume will have a nice, easy to read layout. Generally, the layout will include the candidate name and contact information at the top of the page. A brief overview or objective follows, with education information below that. Work experience, volunteer experience, and/or listed relevant skills will appear towards or at the bottom of the page.
The name and contact information should always be listed at the top …

25 Statements for Adults

I was recently thinking about a trip I had taken to Minneapolis, Minnesota. While visiting, I stopped by the Mall of America and it really brought back great childhood memories. I started thinking about life as a kid and remembered how simple things were. From that I began thinking about adult life and some of the silly things I get upset about as an adult. Below are just a few statements that I sometimes think about.  

1. I think a big part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong. (This is especially true when you are arguing with the opposite gender or your parent)
3. I totally want to take back all of those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.
5. How in the world are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
6. I have yet to use geography since high school. 
7. The moment you realize your GPS/Go…

5 Tips on Gaining a PR job

Well it is about that time, isn’t it? It is now May and there are a lot of new graduates looking for full-time job opportunities. Congratulations to all of our new grads out there. That is a huge (Donald Trump voice) accomplishment.

Since I work at a large PR firm I have seen so many new graduates that want to break into the PR industry that do not get the chance. It is not an easy task. Large PR firms, especially global firms, have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to screening candidates. I decided to write an article with tips to help out anyone trying to figure out how to use their communications degree to become a PR professional. Below are 5 tips to help you gain access to the industry.
1.Networking. Utilize your networks. Don’t think you have networks? Well, I am here to tell you that you do. We ALL have networks. If you know at least one person, you have a network. Who do you know and who they know? Think about your communications/PR professors. You will be surpris…

Jack's Bar-B-Que in Nashville

Typically on this blog I like to provide career related content…
HOWEVER, I am actually a huge foodie and I love travelling, so I wanted to share an awesome restaurant I visited recently. Over this past weekend, I took a road trip to Nashville, Tennessee. What a great city! While I was visiting, I stopped by a restaurant that many people had suggested to me. Of course, me and my friends wanted to get barbecue during our visit. We waited a little less than 1 hour to order my meal from Jack’s Bar-B-Que. I must say that the wait was well worth it!